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, december 31st, and this is "now." chief economic correspondent for politico, ben white. jen bendry of the huffington post. partisan ranker and frustration all around, we've arrived at the fiscal cliff. the senate, which was expected to hold an up and down vote on a final bare bones budget deal last night wasn't quite able to make it happen. harry reid gave us problem or lack thereof. >> there are two sides still apart, and negotiations are continuing as i speak. there's still more before we can bring ledges laying to the floor. what else is new? can anyone save this congress from itself? turns out the new man responsible is vice president joe biden. yep. that's right. joe biden is the latest person to be called on to try to get congress out of the straight jacket they've put themselves in. the vp and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell exchanged phone calls until midnight last night and again this morning, and appeared to be zeroing in on a tax rate compromise in the region of a $450,000 to $550,000 threshold. a higher rate than the president's earlier compromise as well as an a
of thousands celebrated at the eiffel tower. while in london, big ben rang out the old and rang in the new. and the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of thousands crammed into times square to officially welcome 2013. kirk gregory, nbc news. >> beautiful kisses to start the new year. >>> on the first day of the new year, more than 400 new laws go into effect around the country. here are just a few. in maryland, same-sex couples now have the right to marry. and the wedding ceremonies started just after midnight in baltimore. california and illinois have both banned employers from forcing their workers or job applicants to hand over passwords from their personal facebook or twitter accounts. california's also outlawed using hounds to hunt bobcats or bears after lawmakers decided it's not a fair fight. in florida, flash away. police can no longer give tickets to drivers who flash their headlights to let fellow motorists know there's a speed trap ahead. >>> here's your new year's day look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. former utah governor and republican president jon hu
with flying colors, and the cue tests. >>> welcome back. here's one factor you might not expect. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs ss silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in t
. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here, that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: di mi neb
about our favorite, steve moore here, what do you think? is 2013 going to turn the corner like ben bernanke and others are saying? >> i never like to bet against the american economy and there are so many spirits. and we haven't had a real recovery in four years. you get the feeling that the economy is ready to pop, but the countervailing argument everything washington is doing expansion. and i entirely agree with your previous conversation that energy and technology are just drivers of high powered growth, but the countervailing force i think follows the higher tax rates coming in 2013 and some of the regulations and obamacare are holding back business's willingness to expand and hire more workers. >> paul: not just the regulatory wave on health care, there's huge with dodd frank reform and huge pentup regulatory wave hit on energy. all kinds of rules hitting utilities and energy company. so who wins? washington or the private economy? >> well, i think, actually if you look at a couple of indicators, it's not good for at least the first half of 2013. one is business investment. bu
. the answer, maryland junior senator ben cardin. he spent 20 terms in the house before becoming a senator. that's a good chunk of time. >>> if you have a political question for us, e-mail us. we'll be right back. don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> i have appointed brian schott as the next senator from hawaii. of course senator inouye's views and wishes were considered fully. >>> quite an amazing shocker there, tracy, we thought it was going to be dana. >> well, democracy often treated like a sport, but in the end is a democracy. i give kudos to the governor for following his principles and the wishes of the state. i don't even want to try to dissect if it was a dis on the late heroic senator. >> i think there's a number that matters, 40, the age of brian shatz. this sets him up for decades if he manages to win. the congresswoman i think is in her early 60
will walk the cliff. tom ronafaruhar and ben white. plus, one man could hold the key to a successful second term for president barack obama. senator jeff murphy will join us to explain why before the senate does anything, it has to reform the fill la buster. and we will look at this debate that has been prompted by the movie "zero dark 30" with professor, author, and emmy award winner. all that starts in just three minutes.
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about different ways to do that maybe involving humor. >> take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, using humor. >> matt damon claimed water. how do you claim water? >> on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman? >> knock knock. >> who is that knocking at my door? >> viral. damon siz his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of low-hanging fruit so to speak. there are so many people we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do in fact, that's why we're here. >> really, really enjoyed talking to him. he says the whole concept of water credit has actually helped a million people so far around the world have affordable access to clean water. a good first step. 880 million more people to go. he believes this concept is really working. helping people get affordable loans to put a toilet in their home, a faucet in their home. again, he says a big challenge is getting people in the western world to wrap their minds around it. something we can't fathom or understand. he is taking this on as his cause
at games. >> ben affleck. >> good idea. actually, this guy is the lead character in a show that is centered around this building. >> alec baldwin. >> yeah. we got a couple of them. >> adam baldwin is the racist one. he shames the baldwin family. >> i hope he walks in and says how did you not know. sthak would be good if alec baldwin walked in. >> he hovers around "30 rock." >> which conservative candidate gave us this one, excuse me, journalist gave this tweet. horrible possibility, if the geeks are right about ohio, might they be right about the climate? this is a journalist conservative who writes for the daily beast. a recent e-book. >> conservative and journalist is an oxy moron. >> recent e-book titled "why romney lost." >> joe scarborough. >> not him. >> david frum. >> i prefer her answer. >> i only asked because he and nate silverhead -- >> i hope joe scarborough walks in. >> which presidential candidate tweeted this, honored to have chuck norris' endorsement, he will make an excellent secretary of attack. >> i'm guessing because he's crazy, mike huckabee? >> no. a candidate who -- >
lawmakers retailiating and call would for sanctions against russians. its like no senate run in ben affleck's future. he will not run for john kerry's senate seat. he said he's staying out of the political ring. heart warming video of a alabama football fan getting a christmas gift he will never forget. we are going to the game. that's great. danual buchanan surprising his father to a bcs title game . the game is january 7th. >> best gift ever i think. >> it is bigger if it is notre dame. >>> and that is true. >> video from amarillo, texas. noble texas in the texas panhandle with four inches reported . cross i-40 major problems there yesterday. look at the weather map. a lot is going on. look at dallas waking up to 23 . 12 in kansas city. cold air since last january. see that warm pocket in georgia and carolinas and florida . that is today . same storm now and pulling east and toward the north . we'll see severe weather in the east. we'll show you that in a second and look at where heavy snow in missouri and about to taper off there and southerp illinois and indiana. that is extreme wind an
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'll have. any impact on mortgages? >> no. no impact on mortgages that is an opinion. ben bernanke says look, i will spend $45 billion each and every month buying mortgages so that the interest rate on mortgages stays very, very low. that is entirely separate from fiscal cliff, totally separate from the debt ceiling crisis. i don't think, patti anne, you will have any impact on mortgage rates despite the crisis that is upon us. patti ann: that is good news for us. stuart varney, thank you as always. >> thank you. gregg: the debt ceiling first established in 1917. since then the debt limit has been raised 102 times, congress voted to raise the debt limit, 11 times since 2001. right now the national debt is over 16 trillion dollars and counting every second. there it is. patti ann: meanwhile hopes of a budget deal in washington and higher home prices are combining to send the price of oil back up again. heating oil rising four cents to more than $3 a gallon. wholesale gasoline rising six cents to $2.78 a gallon. current national average is $3.26. national gas up 4 cents to 3.38 for 1000 cubic
. that means pushing back on the benefits. they are fringe ben 50s of the military and there is it a lot of uncertainty for you and your family. they are the most population in the united states. moving from base to base. you don't know what type of access you are going to get. they are indiscriminate. >> and you are likely to see a increase in tricare. explain that. right now tricare fees have not gone up the way health care fees have gone up in the civilian side. there is a depressed for sometime . you can see them dramatical low increased and three times as much as they are today . they could pay $600 or less than that . there is big increases in what they are paying for tricare. >> and defense contractors. it will not be purchased again . pete, thank you for joining us . happy new year and hopefully better news in the new year. >> coming up. mickey mouse on mercurrie . coolest out year . live to times scare . it is a chilly morning with a sneak preview of the preps underway and people are starting to gather out there already. at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons peopl
that, maybe involving humor. >> hey, there -- >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claims water -- >> how did he claim water? is he aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. the video with sarah silverman -- ♪ who's that knocking at my door? ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of sort of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped 1 million people so far, but as damon says, there's still another 880 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it's a start and it's a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning, giving people affordable loans in places where getting clean water is a challenge is really working. and he says he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. joe? >> f
they do that. in london, big ben chimed at midnight and fireworks lit up the sky over the london eye. people started to line the thames river yesterday afternoon. >> what happened to shanghai? >> not only did they have fireworks, they had a laser show as well. weren't fireworks invented in china? any way, they know how to do them. >> thank you very much. we're up for a special edition of "fox and friends" because of what happened in the senate last night. we're going to keep you updated. we've got doug mcelway, he's going to give you an update on what happened in about a minute. >> i was at disney for the practice for the new year's day celebration on, was it new year's eve or the day before new year's eve, the 30th -- it's hard to remember what day it is. that was the most incredible thing. at one point i thought we were being attacked. i believe i was at one of the parks. magic kingdom. >> two days ago, you don't know where you were? >> one day leads to the next. >> if it's tuesday, this is "fox and friends." brian, you're fired. >> i did miss monday. the good news is the senate ap
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